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Nick George (story) &
Milt Schaffer (story)
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Release Date:
3 December 1948 (USA) See more »
Mickey Mouse unwittingly brings home a baby seal from the zoo, but Pluto is the only one who knows it. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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The cute seal, wonderful animation and (especially) two funny sequences make this cartoon worth watching See more (6 total) »


  (in alphabetical order)
Pinto Colvig ... Pluto (voice) (uncredited)
James MacDonald ... Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles A. Nichols  (as Charles Nichols)
Writing credits
Nick George (story) &
Milt Schaffer (story)

Produced by
Walt Disney .... producer
Original Music by
Oliver Wallace 
Animation Department
Phil Duncan .... animator
Hugh Fraser .... animator
Ralph Hulett .... background artist
Karl Karpé .... layout artist
Dan MacManus .... animator
George Nicholas .... animator
Crew believed to be complete

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7 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

This is one of a handful of cartoons played constantly on a special television channel at Walt Disney World resorts.See more »
[first lines]
Seals:[begging from Mickey Mouse] Fish! Fish, fish, fish!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in DTV Monster Hits (1987) (TV)See more »


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The cute seal, wonderful animation and (especially) two funny sequences make this cartoon worth watching, 9 May 2012
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

The premise is nothing new really, but even then Mickey and the Seal is an entertaining cartoon with so much to recommend in its favour. The animation is of the colourful, fluid quality, and the music bursts with energy, enhancing the action all the time. The story may be unsurprising, but the brisk pacing makes it interesting enough, and there are at least two funny scenes, the scene in the bath and the ending. The baby seal is adorable but a lot of effort is made to make him much more than that. Mickey is kindly and likable as ever, and Pluto cute and energetic. In conclusion, not the most surprising of cartoons but still great. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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